Baker Free Library

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Now at the Library!

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The Baker Free Library strives to provide educational resources and high-quality programs to children of all ages. In the Children's Room, you'll find books and materials for every type of reader, and a full calendar of programs designed with every age group in mind. To learn about programs for our youngest patrons, please visit this page. For school-age children, read on below!


Library Cards

Library cards are free and available to all Bow residents age 6 or older. Visit the library to get yours! Parents/caregivers will need to show proof of Bow residence when signing up. Dunbarton residents who attend Bow schools are also eligible for a free library card.

First Chapter Fridays

Virtual Program Updated Weekly

A new virtual program! Every Friday, listen to the first chapter of a middle-grade book read by our youth services librarian. This weekly podcast will introduce a range of recommended titles for readers aged 8-12, and include a mix of genres and topics. New recordings will be posted every week, and can be accessed anytime using the links below. Watch on your schedule, and reserve the books you like most! Look for episodes every week beginning Friday, January 8.

While You Listen: Active Listening Worksheet


See the full list of available episodes here,
or use your favorite streaming service to listen for free!

Great Stone Face Book Award

The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH), and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth grade students throughout the state. Each year, a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite books and authors.

The winner of the Great Stone Face Award for 2021 is Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick!

Stop by the Great Stone Face Display at the Library to check out the 2020-2021 nominees.  We have multiple copies of each title available, including several audiobooks. We also offer eBooks and audiobooks to download through the Libby app.